The Second (2018)



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The persona of a celebrated author is threatened when her best friend and muse reveals the dark secret behind her first novel's provenance, igniting an incendiary tale of sex, lies and betrayal.


Critic Reviews for The Second

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

"The Second" is a sexy and satisfying thriller that toys with time, memory and the provocative side of storytelling.

Jul 10, 2018 | Full Review…
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Director Mairi Cameron creates an prestige aesthetic that affects a sense of haunting isolation, and writer Stephen Lance's script manipulates time and memory to weave a disturbing tale of creation. What secrets are entangled in this fiction?

Sep 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Mairi Cameron's feature debut is a pretentious psychodrama with a strong cast struggling to sex it up and a sneaking suspicion that we're all being infuriatingly misled.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

A mostly engrossing mystery-thriller anchored by terrific performances by Rachael Blake and Susie Porter, though in the end it's a little unmoored by its own unnecessary tricksiness.

Jul 19, 2018 | Full Review…

This stupendously pretentious Australian drama is so one-of-a-kind awful, making another would just kill its chances of unwittingly becoming a cult/camp classic.

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

...the plotline unfolds with such a lack of clarity that it is hard to know what The Second saying about the sexual power, or disempowerment, of teen girls.

Jul 5, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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